I am so glad you decided to peek in. I never quite know what to write in biography sections, but I always appreciate reading others, so I will try.
I grew up in Sweden and retain a special love for the magical forests of the North. My family moved around a lot - I probably lived in a dozen houses by the time I was 16. Originally I went to University to study Fine Arts. My main instrument was vocals, I am a Mezzo Soprano. I also play piano, guitar and enjoy writing music. It seems like I've had a love hate relationship with watercolor painting since time immemorial. For years I worked as a musician in Norway. I sang on street corners, in bars and restaurants. For a while I had an original song playing regularly on one of the Oslo stations.
Eventually life moved on, and I decided it was time to take a new path. In addition to the Arts, I have always been rather good with computers and became a Graphic and Website designer - a career I worked in for nearly a decade.
So, while I have been told I have an excellent eye for capturing the moment, I personally believe the hours spent and experience gained during my career of graphic design has a lot to do with my results as a photographer today.
Which brings me to my entrance into photography. Working in graphic design, I already had an interest in beautiful images, so I became very interested in creating my own photos.
What started out as a hobby quickly became something more. I signed up for the New York Institute of Photography Course and dove into this new and exciting journey of capturing life by the art of light. And I am so very happy I did. In retrospect, I realize that I have loved light in all its forms ever since I was a little kid. One of my most treasured memories as a child is waking up in my little bed with light gushing through the sheer curtains, and just being excited about the day. What I wouldn't give to have a photo of that!
While I am still fortunate to do a lot of traveling around the world, I am very happy to call the USA home - Missouri to be precise. I moved to the Midwest in 2013 because, long story short, I found true love, decided to elope ❤ and . . . here we are, three wonderful children and two rather goofy and large puppers later!
When it comes to my photography - it's crafted with love, quality, authenticity and quite a bit of fun. I believe in capturing real moments that can be treasured for a lifetime.
I always aim to make my clients feel at ease during their photoshoot. I love working with children and families. I will make silly faces and tell kid friendly jokes, if I think it will get me a smile or two. Pets are super welcome to join in the fun as well!
My style is candid, but upon request, I will do more formal photos too.
As far as editing goes, I have a fun little page that you may visit right here. That way, if you decide that you'd like to work with me, you can easily give me an idea of what your style preference is.
Below is a list of my equipment.
Sigma 135 mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8FL ED VR
Nikon 85 mm f/1.8
Nikon 50 mm f/1.8
Nikon 35 mm f/1.4
I work mostly natural light in outdoor settings, but do indoor photography as well. I invite you to check out my personal Instagram feed below @elinkgann
Even further down the page you'll find a contact form. If you have any questions or would like some information drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.